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IATF2021

Active Ambassadors

Dr Afua Asare

CEO, Ghana Export Promotion Authority

Dr. Afua Asabea Asare is the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Export Promotion Authority, appointed by the President of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo in June 2018.
Afua has 27-years’ worth management experience, working in a variety of corporate environments as a Staff and as a Consultant.

Allan Majuru

Chief Executive Officer,
ZimTrade

Mr. Majuru was appointed Acting CEO of ZimTrade in March 2018, and was confirmed as the substantive CEO in September, 2018. Mr. Majuru is also the current Agricultural Marketing Authority Board Chairman, having been appointed in October 2019.

Bassem Loukil

Chief Executive Officer,
LOUKIL Group

Bassem Loukil is the Chief Executive Officer of the Loukil Group, which is composed of 35 subsidiaries and more than 4,500 employees in various sectors: industry, automotive, agribusiness, construction and public works, trade and services, ICT, and renewable energy.

Didier Drogba

WHO goodwill ambassador for health and Football Professional

President of the Didier Drogba foundation, WHO goodwill ambassador for health and sport, football legend Didier Drogba has been wearing multiple hats.
He doesn’t hesitate to join the different conversation tables around the world to hear and be heard.

Dorothy Tembo

Deputy Executive Director,
International Trade Centre

Ms. Dorothy Tembo has served as Executive Director ad interim of the International Trade Centre since January 2020. A Zambian national, Ms. Tembo was previously Deputy Executive Director of ITC from June 2014.

Guy M’Bengue

Chief Executive Officer,
Cote d’Ivoire Exports Promotion Agency (APEX-CI)

Mr Guy M’Bengue is a graduate of ESCAE in Lille -France and holds an MBA in International Business from INSEAD in Fontainebleau -France. Mr. M’Bengue has more than thirty years of experience in French multinational companies.

Lilly Alfonso

CEO & Founder

Lilly Alfonso is a Malawian fashion designer. She is the CEO & Founder of a fashion and design brand named after herself. A two-time international fashion designer and Malawi’s fashion living legend awardee. The celebrated designer’s creations have been on numerous international media and fashion shows in Cairo, Kuala Lumpur and Paris, just to mention a few.

Engr Mansur Ahmed

President,
Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN)

Engr Mansur Ahmed is the 10th President of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria and the interim Chairman of the African Manufacturers Association. He is an Executive Director at Dangote Group, Africa’s largest Cement Manufacturer with operations in over 14 Countries and still expanding.

Mukula Masaka

A/Director General,
Zambia Development Agency

Mr. Mukula Makasa is currently serving as Acting Director General at Zambia Development Agency (ZDA). ZDA is quasi-government institution under the Ministry of Commerce Trade and Industry with a mandate to promote Trade and Investment and fostering Micro Small and Medium Enterprise development.

Mr Olusegun Awolowo

CEO,
Nigeria Export Promotion Council

Olusegun Awolowo is Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC). He leads a team of nearly 400 staff spread across over 20 offices with the Headquarters in Abuja. Nigeria’s non-oil sector is a major contributor to the nation’s GDP and has even greater potential, which is the reason Mr Awolowo is driving an ambitious Zero Oil Plan as an economic blueprint for Nigeria.

Vincent Berry

Songwriter and producer

Vincent Le Carl Berry II is a Six-Time Grammy nominated record producer and songwriter Overcoming insurmountable odds and establishing himself with collaborations with with legendary music creators such as Akon, Mary J Blige, The Late Great Nipsey Hussle, Babyface, Usher, Chris Brown, Migos, Sean Paul, Shaggy, Karen Clark Sheard, James Fortune, Most celebrated for producing “Sandcastles” on Beyonce’s highly acclaimed project Lemonade.